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Re: [TowerTalk] Hardwired coax

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hardwired coax
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Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 20:58:38 -0400
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Wouldn't wouldn't water in the coax cause fluctuating SWR and poor antenna 
performance?  Have you tried QRO?



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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hardwired coax

In a message dated 4/30/2007 6:35:18 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
  >  Are you sure that the stepper motors are functioning?  

      Yep. The antenna acts like an antenna and functions normally. 

  >  The only time that 
  I've seen high SWR and yet the antenna still functioned properly is when I 
  had a hairpin match break.  

      What hairpin match? SteppIRs have an internal balun. 

  >  I don't believe the MonstIR uses any type of 
  match, except for a 2:1 balun.  Could the balun be the cause?  I seriously 
  doubt it's from your splice, if done properly.
      The only way to check a balun is to substitute another one. In the case 
of the SteppIR, that's not possible. 

      I think what the problem is is water ingress to the dangling damaged 

  Steve     K7LXC

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